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ECON6044 Principles of Corporate Finance

Module Overview

The module will cover the fundamental concepts and tools underlying corporate finance.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aims of the module are: To equip students with the fundamental concepts and tools underlying corporate finance. It provides students with a deeper understanding of the financial decisions faced by corporations, and to investigate how these decisions can enhance or destroy firm value.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Acquire an understanding of corporate financial objectives, the dimensions of corporate financial decision making
  • Understand why financing decisions fundamentally determine the value and cost of capital of the firm.
  • Understand how the presence of real - life distortions affect the financing decisions of firms.
  • Comprehend how decisions of firms affect shareholders and investors.

Syllabus

Value and Risk. Capital Budgeting. Financing Decisions and Market Efficiency. Pay-out Policy and Capital Structure.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching consists of 20h of lectures.

TypeHours
Independent Study80
Teaching20
Total study time100

Resources & Reading list

A. Brealey, S.C. Myers and F. Allen. Principles of Corporate Finance. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 5%
Coursework 5%
Examination  (3 hours) 90%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Examination 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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